Anniversary of His Beatitude’s Enthronement to the Holy See of St. James

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Today it is the fourth anniversary of the enthronement to the Holy See of St. James of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially Շնորհաւոր Սրբազան Պատրիարք Հայր May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work.

Schedule Feast of Ascension

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Tomorrow is the Feast of Ascension Day. We will celebrate on Mt. of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule: Wednesday May 24: 13.45 departure from the Armenian Convent 14.15 arrival at the Mount of Olives 14.30 Liturgy of cleansing, blessing and dedication of the site Continue Reading →

Letter of Condolences sent to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

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His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem sent the following letter of condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of all Africa in the Holy See of St. Mark:  

The Easter Message of Patriarchs and Head of Churches in Jerusalem

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Easter Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, join together in proclaiming the triumphant victory of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from the dead. The message of Easter, which was first announced in Jerusalem, and has Continue Reading →

Speech of His Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan Manougian at the Celebration ending the Restoration of the Aedicule

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The entire Christian world is rejoicing today at the reopening of the Holy Aedicule after months of restoration and reinforcement. Today as we stand in front of this holiest of all the Christian shrines throughout the world, we are inevitably reminded of the passion and crucifixion of the Son of Continue Reading →

Epiphany celebrations at Jordan River

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Sunday the 22nd of January we celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho. A large number of Armenians, both local and non-locals joined the annual pilgrimage on both sides of the river. Click on the pictures to see them in Continue Reading →

Feast of the Sons of Zebedee St. James and St. John

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At the 10th of January the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of the Sons of Zebedee. This feast is one of the biggest feast for the St. James Brotherhood. His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem celebrated Divine Liturgy. Pictures are from Dr. Ori Orhof